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rickh
post Mar 14 2007, 11:11 AM
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I'm coming from the Zaurus side of things, having used a C3000 for a couple of years. Unfortunately, it was recently stolen, and instead of getting another one, I'm thinking of replacing it with an N800.

I tried to search, but didn't really come up with much in the forums, so here are a couple of questions:

1) Is there real word processing, Word (or at least ODT) compatible software available for the N800? I see that there is a reader, but I'd ideally like to be able to do substantial word processing with a bluetooth keyboard.

2) Is it possible to map the keyboard for international english usage?

If I could do both those things, I could leave my laptop behind and work for the most part on the N800.

Any info is greatly appreciated.

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ArchiMark
post Apr 3 2007, 08:07 PM
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Well, I decided to take the plunge today and got a N800....

So far, it's great and having fun with it....

Very nice display and easy to use!

Will see how I feel a week from now after using it some more...

As others have said, it's a different animal than the Z but still has that Linux feel to it....

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post Apr 3 2007, 08:34 PM
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looking forward to what you can tell us
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post Apr 10 2007, 01:21 PM
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QUOTE(adf @ Apr 3 2007, 09:34 PM)
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Well, adf, in the short time that I've had N800 I've really enjoyed it....

As I said before, definitely, different animal than the Z....but even though they have different feel to them, having used Z's has really helped me get productive on the N800 quickly...

I really love the display on the N800, it's a bit larger than the Z and higher res so that really helps when surfing the web, etc....very crisp, sharp, and bright display!!

One thing that has pleasantly surprised me is how little I miss having a built-in physical keyboard on the N800. Thought that this would really be something I'd end up seeing as a negative. Yet, the on-screen keyboard works very well and is quite intelligent as to when it pops-up automatically at bottom of display when needed...very nice touch (no pun intended....).

I am thinking of getting either a Nokia or Stowaway BT keyboard for heavier inputting...but don't feel any big rush right now....

Another nice touch is the built-in folding stand that has 2 positions. Very useful.

Also, what is nice I've found is the way the N800 feels in your hand holding it. Didn't realize before I actually got it and held it that the profile is thicker at the top than at the bottom. This is a nice touch when I lay it 'flat' on my desk, etc...as it just slightly tilts the N800 towards you, minimizes a bit reflections and easier to see.

N800 is quite slim and trim device, even with the cheapie sleeve that comes with it...fits nicely in my shirt pocket, better than Z....

Device navigation is good once you use it for awhile and get used to where things are....a bit unclear at first, but quickly figure things out...

WiFi implementation is excellent and elegantly done!!...probably best I've seen on any device...it just works!....

Software installs are easy once you figure out the way it works..similar to pdaXrom with feeds (called repositories...). Only thing that is funky is that there are multiple feeds around, so takes awhile to figure out what's where.....

There's not quite as many apps available as for Z yet, but list is growing steadily it seems for the N800/770....N800 can usually use apps compiled for 770, so that adds to the list...But as I understand it, 770 users can't use apps compiled for N800 as it has newer OS....

N800 has 2 SD card slots, one internal and one external...supposedly 4GB max card each...so can have plenty of storage....

I've purposely used N800 most of the time the past week instead of my 3200 so that I'd get used to it and see how I like it....

As to which is better, probably in the end depends....meaning depends on what is really important to you as the user....

The Z is the way to go if you like the mini-workstation aspect of the Z with pdaXrom....

The N800 is probably the way to go if you want a shirt-pocketable device that has built-in WiFi/BT and you want to surf the web/check and send emails wherever you go, and do other light tasks such as reading books, docs, etc...

Anyway, that's the report for now....hope this helps a bit....

Can try and answer some questions if I can....

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post Apr 10 2007, 06:35 PM
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Sounds like the n800 is a kind of "next step" past my 6000/sharprom. Interesting, thanks.
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rickh   Thinking Of Getting An N800   Mar 14 2007, 11:11 AM
mars   I don't think there is a real word processor y...   Mar 14 2007, 02:43 PM
rickh   Well, I took the plunge and bought the N800 as wel...   Mar 15 2007, 12:57 PM
Antikx   QUOTE(rickh @ Mar 15 2007, 02:57 PM)Well, I t...   Mar 15 2007, 06:00 PM
rickh   QUOTE(Antikx @ Mar 16 2007, 02:00 AM)Congrats...   Mar 17 2007, 08:13 AM
Antikx   QUOTE(rickh @ Mar 17 2007, 10:13 AM)QUOTE(Ant...   Mar 17 2007, 10:00 AM
Bombur   How well does the SU-8W work? I was thinking of g...   Mar 16 2007, 07:01 AM
rickh   QUOTE(Bombur @ Mar 16 2007, 03:01 PM)How well...   Mar 16 2007, 10:44 AM
Snappy   Congrats to you as well! And as Antikx menti...   Mar 16 2007, 12:59 PM
rickh   OK, here it is: A far from complete mimi-review: ...   Mar 20 2007, 06:05 PM
adf   Thanks, that was informative. I'm really relei...   Mar 20 2007, 07:43 PM
mars   Here are a few ramblings ... I have a Nokia N800 ...   Mar 20 2007, 08:24 PM
speculatrix   thanks to rickh,mars for posting their comparitive...   Mar 21 2007, 03:57 AM
mars   speculatrix said: QUOTEThe odd thing is that I ha...   Mar 21 2007, 07:55 AM
rickh   Just an update... I was finally able to get Abiwo...   Mar 21 2007, 09:25 AM
ArchiMark   Well, I decided to take the plunge today and got a...   Apr 3 2007, 08:07 PM
adf   looking forward to what you can tell us   Apr 3 2007, 08:34 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(adf @ Apr 3 2007, 09:34 PM)looking forw...   Apr 10 2007, 01:21 PM
adf   Sounds like the n800 is a kind of "next step...   Apr 10 2007, 06:35 PM
chyang   I was tempted to buy a N800, mainly for it's l...   Apr 10 2007, 12:16 PM
BarryW   I ordered one this morning. At the moment MacMall...   Apr 24 2007, 07:21 PM
mdanehart   Excellent device with great battery life. Found mi...   Apr 25 2007, 01:23 AM
rickh   Just want to give an update... Im currently trav...   Apr 25 2007, 11:52 AM
ArchiMark   Update FWIW, I thought I'd give a quick updat...   May 2 2007, 05:16 AM
rickh   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 2 2007, 01:16 PM)...esp...   May 6 2007, 09:58 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(rickh @ May 6 2007, 10:58 AM)QUOTE(Arch...   May 6 2007, 02:24 PM
Fushnchupsh   tis a shame mark, but thanks. I was sincerely thi...   May 2 2007, 07:43 AM
zmiq2   So you are getting rid of both N800 and C3200 ? M...   May 2 2007, 07:51 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(zmiq2 @ May 2 2007, 08:51 AM)So you are...   May 2 2007, 02:11 PM
BarryW   I'm digging mine so far. I haven't even t...   May 2 2007, 12:31 PM
ArchiMark   Clarification of Previous Update... Just for the ...   May 2 2007, 02:13 PM
chyang   Got my N800 for several days. I was pretty satisif...   May 10 2007, 06:51 AM


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